PIEDMONT

This northern Italian region, surrounded by the Alps, was once not producing wine as well as they could’ve been, and were in need of new modern technologies to help the increase of sales.  Around the mid-19th century, Camillo Benso, the Count of Cavour, brought along French enologist, Louis Oudart, to the Barolo region to help the instability of the wineries.  They were able to improve the hygiene of the wine cellars, and by fermenting the Nebbiolo grape until it was completely dry, they created the first modern Barolo.  Today, FortyFive10 sells two of these magnificent wines.